'It takes a lot of hard work' - Parris Goebel on her road to success
Bow down - Parris Goebel is home, and she's here to promote her new book, Young Queen.
The book details Goebel's journey from becoming a dancer at an early age to the success that she is now - not only having choreographed and danced for the likes of Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Janet Jackson and J-Lo, but making a name for herself as a singer, actor and director as well.
But she says it hasn't been an easy road.
"When people look at what I do and the life that I live, I think they just see how great it is, and it is great, but I don't think people understand how much hard work it has taken me to get here. And I wanted to express that and just shed light on [that] that it is possible, but it takes a lot of hard work."
And she's hinting at expanding her directorial skills.
"Yeah, I can't talk too much about it but it's a really exciting project and I'm creative directing it so it's something that's going to be really special for me."
The young queen says it's always been her goal to make it to the top in order to be in a position to give the next generation a hand up.
"I've always enjoyed seeing other people win as well, and it's something I'm really passionate about, especially the youth.
"I'm so passionate about our youth here and it's really important for me to inspire them, but also give as many opportunities as possible to them.
"So the more that I can help them, then the more I feel I'm fulfilling my purpose as well."
But it's not just the youth of Aotearoa-New Zealand she's hoping to help.
"I'm teaming up with World Vision and I'm now the ambassador for the 40-Hour Famine.
"It was actually their idea to send me over to Uganda and really see what's going on for myself, so that I could have a stronger testimony for the youth and really encourage them to sign up."
In saying that, while she may travel the world, home is where the heart is.
"One of the most rewarding feelings is to work really hard overseas and then to come home and to just be able to relax with my family. It is the best feeling for me."
Her book is out and available at book stores all over the country.